mimosa indoors?? - Knowledgebase Question

rawlins, wy
Question by rbrox
March 16, 2006
i live in wyoming and remember several years ago a woman had a mimosa plant indoors; how well will this plant/tree do being always inside?
thank you;

Answer from NGA
March 16, 2006


The mimosa tree is botanically called Albizia julibrissin. In my experience it does not do well in a container for very long, partly because it has a tap root that is ill suited to container growing and partly because it needs very intense sun during a long growing season to stay healthy.

There is another plant, Mimosa pudica, that can be grown as a houseplant. Sometimes it is called sensitive plant. It can be started from seed and it looks a lot like a baby mimosa tree. I think this is probably what that woman had. I hope this helps.

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